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The Buck May Not Stop at the Jonathan Buck Memorial in Bucksport, Maine But the Curious Definitely Do!

On a recent weekend in Maine in search of lighthouses during the American Lighthouse Foundation's 2013 Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, a distracted sidekick and I were heading north from our weekend accommodations in Rockport through the rain and fog en route to our first lighthouse of the day located in the small coastal town of Castine. As we approached the town of Bucksport, I found myself wracking my brain in search of a dim memory that seemed to be as wispy as the fog around us ... something about a monument and a leg ... I was pretty sure that the elusive memory had something to do with Bucksport and a curse but I could only recall bits and pieces of whatever it was I had read long ago until we started to pass the local Hannaford Supermarket (with a cloudy view of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge that we had recently crossed over in the background) ...


... and that was when I saw a cemetery easily visible on a hill across the street and the memory finally came rushing back…